Happy June, everybody. The sun is shining, Lorde is coming out with new music, and we’re coming up on a very Hot Girl Summer. And if you’re looking for things to do while you patiently await the release of Solar Power, you’re in the right place. Here are seven new restaurant reopenings, pop-ups, and special events to check out this week.
SF Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park
For the second year in a row, the annual Pride parade won’t be happening. But this year, SF Pride is hosting a few more socially-distant and virtual events to celebrate - including an outdoor movie night at Oracle Park. Tickets are available here for screenings on June 11th (In The Heights) and June 12th (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), and will feature some special guests and performers. There will be popcorn, but if you’re looking to eat something a little more substantial, check out our guide to Where To Eat And Drink Near Oracle Park.
In celebration of Juneteenth, La Cocina is putting together a special food box with items from Black-owned businesses that have gone through their incubator program, like baobab bars from Teranga, smoked BBQ mole sauce from MexiQ, Boug Cali’s gumbo, and more. Check out the pre-order link and pricing options here - a portion of sales from each box will go to Black-owned La Cocina businesses.
Our favorite spot for shawarma in Uptown Oakland just started serving brunch on weekends - so now you can kick off your day with a massive spread of falafel, hummus, foul, sujuk shawarma, and more. The brunch menu is available from 10am-2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Inner Sunset Flea Market
The Inner Sunset Flea Market is back, and happening every second Sunday of the month. This Sunday, June 13th from 10am-4pm, you can go enjoy live music and support local vendors and restaurants on Irving at 9th and 10th Avenues (the street will be closed to traffic). If you’re looking for another great market to check out, the Outer Sunset Farmers’ Market & Mercantile is open every Sunday from 9am-3pm.
Popoca at Degrees Plato
While Popoca continues to crowdsource funds for a new brick-and-mortar, they’re temporarily serving their fantastic Salvadoran food out of Degrees Plato in Oakland’s Laurel District. Stop by on Sundays (11am-8:30pm) and Mondays (3-8:30pm) for pupusas, quesadillas, achiote-braised pork, and more.
Liholiho Yacht Club
Liholiho Yacht Club temporarily relocated to Dear Inga’s space in the Mission a couple of months ago - and recently reopened for indoor and outdoor dining for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Head over to get your hands on their excellent tuna poke, poppyseed steam buns, or baked Hawaii. Reservations are currently fully booked, but you can still try your luck with a walk-in.